Like a lot of preschool boys, J doesn’t sit for anything. He’s always on the go, always moving.
When it comes to doing anything educational, I know that I need to get his whole body involved. So, I came up with our shapes and color river.
The simply cut out a few shapes out of different colored paper and taped them to our floor in the shape of a river. I placed a toy on the other side of the “river” for J to rescue.
I told J that a certain shape or color is safe, like red, and he has to jump from one red shape to another to keep from falling in the water.
He jumped back and forth across the river to save his toy over and over again.
Each time he went back and forth we changed the shape or color he had to use.
These shapes stayed on the floor all day long and J had a great time playing.
It was loads of fun, great for those big gross motor skills, and educational too!